Modern Physics and the Mystery of Reality

“Modern Physics and the Mystery of Reality,” is a collaborative art exhibition and symposium featuring visual works inspired by modern physics, as well as speakers and presentations describing the cutting edge research that is a nationally recognized strength of Louisiana scientists.

Curated by Melody Guichet.

Participating Artists:
LSU: Stuart Baron, Denyce Celentano, Michael Crespo, Melody Guichet , Robert Hausey, Chris Johns, Kelli Scott Kelley, John Malveto, Frederick Ortner, Ed Smith
UNO: Doyle Gertejansen
Southern University: Randell Henry
SELU: Judith Rushin
ULL: John Hathorn
Nichols State University: Ross Jahnke, Gaither Pope
Participating Physicists: Jonathan P. Dowling, Ph.D., Thomas Kutter, Ph.D., James Matthews, Ph.D., Jorge Pullin, Ph.D., A. Ravi P. Rau, Ph.D.

The LSU School of Art Gallery is excited to present and host a collaborative art exhibition and symposium featuring visual works inspired by modern physics as well as speakers and presentations describing the cutting edge research that is a nationally recognized strength of Louisiana scientists.

Logistically the exchange will follow this scenario: each physicist will introduce several topics within their area of research, which can be grasped, with some reasonable amount of research, by the average educated layman. The participating scientists have agreed to be available for help with suggested readings and to answer questions and clarify points. Artists will choose one topic apiece to research and respond to by way of producing an interpretive painting. Note that the word  “interpret” is used rather than  “illustrate,” which can be best done with computers. Painters responses will be original creations. When the paintings are installed in the gallery, two paragraphs will be displayed with each art work. One paragraph, written by the physicist, will summarize the theme the painter has chosen; the second paragraph will be an explanation of the artist’s painterly interpretation.

This program is made possible through the support of friends including the LSU College of Art and Design, LSU Center for Computation and Technology, Coca-Cola, LAMAR and the LSU School of Art.

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